LOOK: Artist crafts teeny-tiny pottery by hand

  • An American artist enjoys making miniature ceramics
  • His potteries are about 1-inch size or 2.54 centimeters
  • His creations can fit into a palm, stand on a pencil or a lighter

Just when you thought that pottery is all about big vases, here’s an artist that creates bowls and other pottery that even a coin could not fit in.

Washington-based artist Jon Almeda enjoys making ceramics that can fit in one’s palms as he believes that “size does not matter” in pottery.

The photos of the creations that he posts on his Instagram account @almedapottery are scaled at about 1 inch or 2.54 centimeters, enough to stand on a pencil, a lighter or a coin.

“While browsing a book store, I came across a book called ‘Creating Ceramic Miniatures‘ that really changed my whole outlook and approach,” he was quoted in a Bored Panda feature.

“Throwing small really allows me to focus on the shape and form of a piece. It is a very meditative form of creation,” he added.

But how is he able to do it? Well, aside from his craftsmanship, he actually made a small pottery wheel to accommodate his miniature designs.

Here’s a look at his creations:

 

Image by Jon Almeda via Instagram
Image by Jon Almeda via Instagram

 

Image by Jon Almeda via Instagram
Image by Jon Almeda via Instagram

 

Image by Jon Almeda via Instagram
Image by Jon Almeda via Instagram

 

Image by Jon Almeda via Instagram
Image by Jon Almeda via Instagram

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